18 Parks near Montrose, Colorado
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Side by side sites, host was very good on assigning you site as long as there was a space open did not place a camper nest to you. Is a quiet campground locater north of town. Spent two days at campground. Need to pay by check or cash does not take credit or debt card. Has a large area for family reunions cabins available. Would stay there again. - Roger from boise
Jul 2015 - $16.00
Rate shown is monthly and electricity was added to this. The location is great if you want to be close to town (which is why we chose it)...and it's nice to be on the river. The sites are all gravel and extremely tight, even sharing the water line. There is no office, just one of the full time residents that checks you in. Those folks are nice, but the owner is quite a difficult person. The park is just minimally maintained. Bring cash or check, as they don't take credit cards. - silverqueen
Jul 2015 - $40.00
No office, but a golf cart mobile check-in. As discussed by phone, cash or check only.
Friendly guy on duty escorted us to our small site (side-by-side). We had to share one picnic table with one neighbor and one sewer connection with the other. I hate side-by-side sites with strangers, especially when door-to-door distance is about 15 ft.
Only ten sites are available at the actual river side, rest of the sites are situated on one big gravel 'parking lot', with trees providing some shade.
No restrooms and showers.
Park is nearby highway, but quit day and night and situated along a nice fast flowing (at this time anyway) stream.
Wi-Fi excellent, strong signal and fast.
We found the price of $ 42 high, compared to other camp grounds in Montrose with more and better amenities. - Bluesbirdy
Sep 2015 - $46.00
Based on the prior reviews and overall ratings, we were excited to stay here. We didn't see what the hype is all about, unfortunately. We did like being very close to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP, which was our main reason for being in Montrose. We stayed in Ouray a few years ago and had an entirely different (better) experience.
*In town, 20 min from NP
*Grass, nice spot, easy in and out
*Quick check in
*Talked to the manager, Debbie at one point about a rude/difficult full timer and she was understanding and apologetic
*Not a great part of town, we were yelled at rudely when our nav app "Waze" sent us down the wrong street behind the KOA, and we actually felt unsafe
*About 50% of the park are residents; left early on weekdays, not very friendly, and didn't seem to have a lot of pride in their spots
*No dog run at all - need it!
*Lots of mosquitos = lots of bites, and of course realized it the next day after lots of itching
*No fire rings
*Hot tub was small, above ground. Was hoping for a nice, big, in-ground jacuzzi, so we didn't use it, but had hoped to. - Dank
Sep 2015 - $45.00
This is a very nice park and we had a great site. The only downside we saw was the large percentage of long term residents in the park who do not maintain their site well - and no enforcement by the owners to make them do so. - AZSwede
Aug 2015 - $45.00
Beautiful park. I am not a KOA fan but this park is terrific. Great level sites, grass and trees. Excellent Wi-Fi, Stayed for a week. This park is as good as it gets. - Chuck333
Aug 2016 - $38.00
This is a great park to visit Montrose, Ouray, Telluride. I like the layout. Large deep and wide sites. When you sit outside you are not looking at your neighbors sewer line and other hook ups. There is a nice grassy area between you and the other facing coach. The sites are deep so you do not but up against the neighbor on the utility side. The coaches are back to back - no issue with slides looking at each other. Great staff. Only issue is the sites closest to the highway get road noise. The streets and sites are all gravel, but no issue with dust. We will be back and stay longer. - cmwb
Jun 2016 - $38.00
Stayed 4 nights. Very central to see Montrose, Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride. Would definitely stay again. This park is right off Hwy 550 so is fairly noisy during the day. But by sundown the traffic drops to near zero so is great to sit outside and enjoy the evening. We noted 2 negatives. One being the daytime traffic noise, but this could be reduced by requesting a site near the back. The second is that all lots are paired so that you face your neighbor. We just do not care for this layout and would not have stayed here except that since they were not busy they gave us a site with no one on the opposing side. Staff was very friendly, gave us an escort to our site, and checked back after we had hooked up to see if every thing was OK. - HR650
May 2016 - $27.00
We really enjoyed this park. Nice level and long gravel sites. The way it is configured is that you park side to side but not looking into your neighbors rig. Nice size grassy area with picnic tables. The park only had about 10 other people there at this time of year so that made it even better. Wifi was excellent. Only OTA TV and very few stations. The park is about 10 miles from Montrose which is a perfect size town and has everything you would need. Ridgway State Park is 5 miles away and the town of Ouray is about 10 more miles past that. - akeller156
Jun 2013 - $46.00
This CG is now a Jellystone Park campground. Clean facilities and well laid out. Close proximity to Montrose. The hosts went out of their way to include our children in camp activities (hay rides, nature walks, crafts, etc. Very nice people for sure. Clean laundry facilities, showers, and bathrooms. Game room was more my speed- pool tables, ping pong, shuffleboard (not a bunch of video games) kept the kids busy. The pull through sites are easy to get in and out of. Most of the trees are fairly young and will take a few years to provide large amounts of shade. Most of the sites are wide open which was ok. It seems like new ownership and they are working hard (and doing a good job) of keeping the place up. Nice clean playground with picnic areas. Unfortunately a fire ban was in effect so no campfires, but they do have community set ups for it. My only gripe was the pool water temp. I presume it was early enough in the season and they had not gotten the system up and running at full speed. Water temps were 68-69*F. Rather chilly by my standards, but the kids still put up with it. Plenty of things to see in the surrounding mountains, kept us busy for a week. Would come here again. - scottykrug
Jul 2012 - $37.00
Friendly staff, clean bathrooms and showers. The pool and hot tub were also well maintained. We stayed and attended the Night Vision festival in Olathe, CO. We will stay again for next year’s festival. Rate was with AAA discount. - Bayfield Family Campers
Jul 2010 - $31.00
New owners trying very hard to improve this park. From long term residents I understand that previous owners let the park deteriorate badly. We found the owner to be friendly, the sites were very large, WiFi worked, got a few local TV stations using our rig's antenna. Conveniently located for anyone who wants to see Ouray, Silverton or Telluride but doesn't not want to take their big rigs to those locations. We hope that the new owner is successful in building back the clientel who used to enjoy this convenient location. We would stay here again should we ever return to the Montrose area. - lonroberts
Jul 2016 - $41.00
A nice park, friendly staff; right in town and close to everything in Montrose, but quiet at night. Lots of trees provide good shade but may interfere with satellite reception. Mostly pull-through sites but some back-ins. Level gravel sites with lots of grass in the park. Cable TV but not many channels and some of them did not work or had poor reception. We never were able to connect to the Wi Fi. Not much in the way of amenities except for a mini gold course and playground. Only about 20 minutes to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. - Ray Z
Oct 2015 - $37.00
Very helpful staff, went out of their way to make sure everyone got into their sites and gave great suggestions on where to go and what to see. All sites seemed to be pull thru with full hookups and a picnic table. A lot of trees for shade but it does cut down the ability to get satellite. Don't follow GPS directions into the park if you can avoid it. The GPS systems all seem to bring you thru a congested alleyway behind a shopping strip. We recommend calling and getting directions from the staff at the park. - ParksFam
Sep 2015 - $1.00
Not the place to come for ambiance, but it's close to town and convenient. All gravel lot and for a larger motorhome (we are 43 ft.) it's a bit tight getting around. That is mostly because the sites are not long and everyone has to park their vehicles in the driveways between rows. The site next to ours (we were in the back row) had a huge tree in the front of the site. We watched a smaller MH try to park there and they broke their mirror on the tree! There is no way they would have fit in that site, so not sure why they were put there. They ended up parking behind the tree, which left the back of their coach hanging out in the driveway, which meant no one could get through that way. The dog park is big, but in the week we were there, no one emptied the trash bin and is was overflowing with poop filled bags. It is also basically weeds and dirt, but thankfully no goat head stickers. The owner is super nice, but I think we would opt to stay elsewhere if we came through again. - scubajoe
Jul 2016 - $52.00
Like others have said, very basic, no frills rv park. Sites are uneven and leveling took some time. We were put in an area very far away from anything. After awhile it appeared all pet owners were in this are which is ok.
What irritated me most was the check in. The employee read all the rules line by line and had me sign at the bottom. Felt like I was in 3rd grade again. To make it worse, her husband drove up the next morning and handed us some rules about the speed limit again. When advised we had the briefing, he smiled and blamed the rules on the park owners who were in the park that same time. Not a problem, just demeaning.
The best part of the park wss the location. We were minutes from area attractions. Probably will not stay here again. - sfretts
Jul 2016 - $48.00
This park should not be a Jellystone Park. We travel full-time all over the country and have visited many Jellystones. They tend to cost more than other places we stay, but usually the cost is justified by the fun amenities they offer. This park is just a regular, no-frills RV park that is not at all like other Jellystones. The worst part was they didn't even have a pool open until 6/24 while most parks have a pool open from Memorial Day to Labor Day at a minimum. The week we were there the temps were in the upper 90s yet no pool to cool off in. Since we travel full-time and typically stay at state parks where we are not usually able to receive packages, we always look forward to catching up on our mail and deliveries when we stay at an RV park because they typically allow you to have packages delivered. Not this one! What a disappointment to find out I could not get caught up on deliveries while staying there, especially considering the price we were paying to stay at this "no frills" park. We were there with a rally of other traveling families, and one of the families helped the manager get the laser tag guns working. We thought that since they did not have a pool or anything else for us to do, maybe they would at least get laser tag working. Then we find out they are going to charge extra to play that. Seriously? The park is already overpriced for what you get, the pool wasn't open despite the heat, and now you're going to charge extra for laser tag? No thank you! Like I said before, we've been to many Jellystone Parks, and several had laser tag, bounce pads, waterslides, splash pads, etc., and they didn't even charge extra for those amenities. It was all included in the price we paid to stay there. Well for some reason this Jellystone doesn't see the need to provide any amenities and if they do, they want you to pay extra for it. If you are looking for a park with lots of fun things for your kids to do, look somewhere else. - Love2Camp777
Mar 2015 - $48.00
If you come here during times that night temps are below freezing, you must bring winter protection for THEIR spigots and pipes. They do not protect their own water spigots from freezing. If you do not have this they will turn off your water. This is an expensive park, and I really don't think customers should be required to provide winter protection for their equipment. - Judi D
Aug 2016 - $15.00
This was a great place for a one-night stop. There are only 6 spaces with electric only, but all were mostly shaded, roomy, and very level. Great price for an overnight with electric, would stop there again. - pandcallen
Jul 2015 - $15.00
Although this Lodge only offers 30 and 50 amp electric hookups, the power is very good...no surges, brown-outs, etc. In fact, it's so good that we parked/set up both 30 and 50 amp Motorhomes in one site (very roomy sites) and the power never fell below 118. Backin sites. I would stay here again. There's water spigots for your convenience. - Br catlady
Aug 2016 - $31.00
We parked our trailer in the overflow area. Beautiful campground with flowers, lots of tall trees - extremely well maintained. Lots of lovely green grass. The laundry room is exceptionally clean with 6 washers and 6 dryers. - Sunny Weathers
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Our second stay here, 15 nights this time. A great quiet location with very good utilities. As mentioned, the cable is a bit fuzzy but it is a very good lineup with HBO included. We had a nice shaded back in site on a concrete slab and did not need AC for most of our August stay. People here get a solid 10. The value is a bit off as they have gone up quite a bit since our first stay. Overall a great place to spend some time. - Bob and Inga
Aug 2016 - $35.00
I do not give "10's" but this one is close. What a gem! Gravel roads but cement parking sites with a large cement patio too. Is very clean operation with trees all over the place. Very spacious sites with mowed grass between the sites. Bath and showers were both spotless. Staff was as perfect as they come. Not only would I stay here again, but rather I would seek it out. - Jake67
Sep 2016 - $22.00
This is a great park. We stayed in Loop B which offers electric hook-up. The camp sites are clean and ours was easy to back in to. The park is gorgeous. We would plan an extra night next time. - bsatre
Sep 2016 - $14.00
We made a reservation in the B loop for our 36ft travel trailer. This site required us to park parallel to the road on the gravel shoulder of the road. Because the road was somewhat narrow and the shoulder was narrow it was difficult for us to maneuver and we were unable to open the slide out completely. We had 50 amp service which worked well. There were no other utilities. No dump station in park. There was no cell or Wi-Fi service. We were able to pick up local channels with antenna. Despite all of these inconvenient things, this is a beautiful park and well worth the problems of the campsite. Numerous deer wandered through our campsite and each site was separated from its neighbor by oak and other shrubs. The night sky was glorious and allowed viewing of millions of stars and the Milky Way. There are two trails which allow leashed dogs, a rarity in a National Park. - bbmidwife
Aug 2016 - $8.00
Drydocking with fire ring and picnic table. We just fit into a spot on loop C along the road but had to back it into the spot to snug up against two short "bumper" posts in the ground. Pit toilets, no water in latrines but you can get water for bottles, not for your RV. It is a fairly steep drive in and out for about 5 miles. - Bandanna Man
Sep 2016 - $26.00
Nightly rate does not include daily use fee of $7. We ended up buying the annual state park pass for $70. We camped in Dakota Terrace above the reservoir. Elk Ridge area is higher up on the hill. Our site was a fairly level, pull through with 30amp. Some sites are back-in and some have covered picnic tables. There are plenty of water spigots; they allowed us to fill our tanks. A dump station is available. The campground hosts were friendly and helpful and sell firewood $5 and ice$2 There is a laundromat in the park. The visitor center is nice with lots of info about hiking/biking trails in the park and things to do in the area. This park is a good base for Ouray, Ridgway, Telluride and Montrose. We would camp here again. - mohocamper
Aug 2016 - $26.00
There are three sections at Ridgway, each quite different. Elk Ridge is quite high up and heavily wooded. Dakota Terraces is at lower elevation and mostly grass and small shrubs. Pa-Co-Chu-Puk is a few miles away and is very close to the highway, but has full hookups (the others only have 30A electric). We stayed at both Elk Ridge and Dakota Terraces in our motorhome. Both areas have great views and spacious sites, however we found Elk Ridge to be much more attractive than Dakota Terraces. Unfortunately both these areas had the most un-level sites we've encountered in the more than 100 campgrounds and RV parks we've visited, making it impossible to get level even with many blocks under our wheels. We were also disappointed in the shower facilities. Most electric-only public campgrounds we've visited offer very good free showers, but Ridgway charges $1 per four minutes. We knew this going in, but were surprised how poorly the showers worked, considering we had to pay for them. There was very low water pressure, with several of the showers we tried just drizzling water out of the shower head. To top things off the campground was full of mice during our visit and quite a few made it into our motorhome. We checked with two difference camp hosts and they each said they'd caught more than 30 in their RV so far this season. At Elk Ridge we had very good AT&T data but poor Verizon. At Dakota Terrace both were poor and we needed our booster to get Verizon data to work (we never got AT&T data to work at Dakota Terrace). We found the campground to be beautiful and enjoyed walking the trails and lake with our dog, but the disappointing showers, un-level sites, and mice mean we likely won't return. - LifeRebooted
Aug 2016 - $34.00
Price does not include park access fee of $7 per day.
I stayed here for a week and had to move a few times due to unavailability of a site for the entire stay. Sites are roomy and some are situated so that you have a feeling of privacy. Sites were fairly level. Camp hosts were friendly and helpful.
There is some noise from 550 but it quiets down at night.
Cell phone coverage is poor but it works. My Jetpack worked occasionally. Satellite reception was okay but receiving HD was iffy. - jnateg